Changing the World
Bicycles and motorcycles are integral components of transportation systems in the United States and around the world. At the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Bicycle and Motorcycle Engineering Research Laboratory we are partnering with domestic and international manufacturers to help them deliver the rider experience that their customers want.
Award Winning Research
The tilting, narrow-track, recumbent tricycle with variable stability recently developed with UWM’s undergraduate student ASME HPVC team has earned:
- The coveted “Innovation Award” at ASME’s HPVC hosted by Michigan State University, April 5-7, 2019
- First Place, Undergraduate at UWM’s CEAS Engineering Research Poster Competition, April 27, 2019
Student Research Opportunities
The Lab offers students the opportunity to collaborate with manufacturers in designing and building test equipment, collecting and analyzing data, formulating mathematical models, and building prototypes that enable those manufacturers to maximize desirable handling characteristics of two-wheeled and narrow-track vehicles.
Undergraduate students currently receive funding through the UWM Support for Undergraduate Research Fellows (SURF) program and by contracts and sponsorships from outside manufacturers.
We are helping manufacturers around the world make their vehicles safer, and pursue new market opportunities with unique test equipment that is available nowhere else. We also get out of the lab from time to time and help local riders directly by supporting free bicycle tune-ups at local clinics.
A tilting, narrow-track, recumbent tricycle with variable stability
Measuring the mechanical properties of bicycle tires
Uncontrolled bike weave behavior animation created for Wikipedia. Click on image to start animation.
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